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Alexithymia and emotional empathy following traumatic brain injury / Claire, Williams; Rodger, Wood

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Volume: 32, Issue: 3, Pages: 259 - 267

Swansesa University Authors: Claire, Williams, Rodger, Wood

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<p>The frequency of alexithymia and the proportion of cases reporting low emotional empathy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) were compared with a control group. The study also examined the relationship between alexithymia and emotional empathy, controlling for the influence...

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ISSN: 1380-3395 1744-411X
Published: Taylor and Francis 2009
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